Surrey’s softball summer season began July 5th! Softball City and the Cloverdale Athletic Park are hosting the 2019 Canada Cup International Softball Championship. Just one of two large fastpitch events this summer in Surrey, the Canada Cup is on until July 14th, and the first pitch will be thrown out on August 25th for the 2020 WBSC Americas Olympic Qualifier.
The Canada Cup has been a summer fixture in Surrey since 1993 and features Showcase (under 16) and Future (under 18) divisions, as well as international women’s fastpitch. This year, some of the highest ranked women’s teams are entered to play including Team Canada, Team Chinese Taipei, Team New Zealand, and Team Great Britain. Between the three divisions, the tournament will feature 105 teams, more than 1,300 youth players, and 450 games will be played.
The event will be sure to have some nail-biting competition, as well as food trucks and more. The opening ceremonies take place on Wednesday, July 10th. The daily game schedule can be found on the Canada Cup website and the tickets can be purchased in-person at the venues, or by calling 604-536-9287.
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